Never Been to Slovakia Before
Trip Start Jun 21, 2012
14Trip End Jul 11, 2012
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Up early and breakfast...had a mamosa today. Nothing like starting your day out with a little orange juice and champagne! Then we were off to explore the city of Bratslavia. I'd heard of the town, but never given it much thought. It is only 4K to Austria. Speaking of which, saw a great t-shirt which having all the Aussie's on board make it even funnier...it said, "There Are No Kangaroos in Austria!" Very clever
Walked through the town and saw the American Embassy. Got a Coke "light" at McDonalds. They aren't as ubiquitous in Europe as they are in the States, but there seems to be a McDonalds in every city over here too. Saw a great statue...I really can't describe it and do it justice, but when I get home and upload the pictures to this blog, you'll definitely want to see this picture. Make a note when I upload the pics...most interesting pic I have taken. (How's that for a teaser?) We walked back to this ship for lunch.
After lunch we went on an excersion to another palace called Schloss Hof
Back to the ship, shower and "Port Talk" with our Cruise Director, Dragan. It was also the farewell champagne reception and gala dinner where they introcuded the entire staff. Not so coincidentally, they also put in our rooms "tip envelopes." We tipped everyone in general, and a bit more for our cabin steward (Dimas...from Indonesia), our faborite waiter Boris, and my favorite bartender, Annita (from Macedonia). They also had some great entertainment. Five young ladies playing flute, violin, viola, cello and piano. They played a combination of pops, show tunes and Slovakian songs. Very well done.
Hard to beleive this cruise is about over. It's been outstanding!
Dave & Sandy